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John Wildman

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John Wildman is a multi-faceted presence in the entertainment world, known for his work as a film and film festival publicist, consultant, filmmaker, journalist, and critic.

Currently, Wildman is the publicist and consultant for independent films, and more than 20 national regional film festivals, including; the Oxford FF, Harlem International FF, San Luis Obispo International FF, Naples International FF, Sound Unseen, Hot Springs Documentary FF, Deep in the Heart FF, Sidewalk, Cine Las Americas, and Out on Film-Atlanta’s LGBTQ FF.

He is also the founder and editor-in-chief of, has been a host on The Daily Buzz NPR broadcast reporting from Sundance, Toronto, and Cannes for the past eight years, and became co-host of the Fog of Truth Documentary Film podcast last year. His feature film directorial debut, the grindhouse art-horror thriller THE LADIES OF THE HOUSE was released to critical acclaim in 2015, The comedy short, SWEAT OF HIS COW is currently winning awards as it makes the festival rounds around the world.

Wildman was formerly the Senior Publicist for the New York Film Festival, New Directors/New Films, the Chaplin Award Gala, and the Director of Press and Public Relations for the American Film Institute. As a journalist, he was formerly a contributor to Film, Film Threat, Movie City News, Beyond Cinema,, Moving Pictures,, and the Village Voice.

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Events featuring John Wildman
Events featuring John Wildman